CAT 22 C Modern Picture Books 1920+

Modern picture books 1920 and beyond, includes play books etc.
19902 Jay Bird by Ets.

Jay Bird.

A lovely copy of this gentle book for young children, with pictures of the animals the little boy encounters on his walk to school, each set in a dark blue oval background like the one on the jacket.

$200.00

 

20479 My Little Hen by the Provensens

My Little Hen.

About the birth and growth of Etta's child, Ned/Netta. Ralph the dog isn't so sure. No one can capture animal expressions like the Provensens. A beautifully designed little book, with a different cover illustration from the US editions.

$45.00

 

19912 The Little Crayfish by Piatti.

The Little Crayfish.

A cumulative tale about animals who wish to change a part of their lives (the crayfish wants to move forwards). Each incident is pictured with the little red crayfish and a large painting of the animal with some surrounding vegetation in greens, browns, and blacks set upon a white background. These drawings have more delicate lines than much of Piatti's other children's book illustration.

$50.00

 

20489 SammyStreetsinger by Keeping.

Sammy Streetsinger.

"The city has a bypass, and the bypass has a subway beneath it. Most days you will find Sammy Streetsinger there, dancing and singing to his one-man band for coins from the generous people who use the subway to cross the road" Follows the rise and fall of Sammy in the music world, a favorite Keeping.

$100.00

 

19391 Runzel-Punzel by Donnaldson, illus Ritter.

Runzel-Punzel, a story of Two Little Mice.

A town mouse and country mouse variation, illustrated by Ritter in both German (Alexei Remison) and English versions. Between the one-eyed Zwick Zwack and Aunty Twinkle-Toes crying over her card game, this book frightened me when I was a child, even though the deep colours were fascinating.

$50.00

 

20848 Dawn by Shulevitz.

Dawn.

Opens with a small dark watercolour oval, which expands page after page as the dawn light grows . In this quiet magic the boy and his grandfather get up and go fishing on the lake. Note: This book is SOLD.

$35.00

 

21107 Pookie and the Swallows by Wallace.

Pookie and the Swallows

Pookie, the little white rabbit with the beautiful wings, spends the summer with the swallows. Detailed drawings and coloured pictures on every other spread.

$75.00

 

21112 Babar and his Children by de Brunhoff.

Babar and His Children.

The tender story of Babar en famille. Extra shipping will be required for international and priority shipping because of the size and weight of this book.

$95.00

 

19568 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Animated! Julian Wehr

The Tale of Peter Rabbit, animated/Wehr.

A long way from Beatrix Potter, but lots of fun. Each animation has interesting details.

$120.00

 

20194 The Secret of the Ancient Oak by Wolo.

The Secret of the Ancient Oak.

The animals have taken the oak tree for granted, for they do not realize the menace of Tarrux the black beaver!

$165.00

 

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